John Laing Group (“John Laing”), the international active investor and partner behind responsible infrastructure, is delighted to announce that Clarence Correctional Centre in NSW has achieved the Technical Completion of construction works.

The Clarence Correctional Centre will be Australia’s largest correctional facility, capable of accommodating 1,700 inmates when fully operational in July 2020. The facility features state of the art security and surveillance equipment and will focus on inmate rehabilitation to reduce the rate of reoffending.

The project has been delivered by the NorthernPathways consortium in partnership with the New South Wales Government. John Laing is the majority shareholder in NorthernPathways, along with construction firm John Holland Group and custodial services provider Serco Group.

Technical Completion marks the end of the construction works on site; the project will now progress through various commissioning activities ahead of becoming fully operational. The project has delivered a significant economic benefit to the local community, creating over 1,200 jobs during construction and a further 600 jobs during operations.

“We are delighted to have reached Technical Completion,” said Consortium Lead and John Laing Project Director, Michael Cramb. “Achieving this critical milestone is a result of a genuine partnership approach from the NSW Government and the NorthernPathways consortium. We look forward to finalising the commissioning activities and opening this fantastic facility which will make a significant difference to reducing the rates of reoffending in New South Wales.”